December 2016

  • December 2, 2016  (16-208)
    FEDLINK Opens Nominations for Federal Librarianship Awards To honor the innovative ways in which federal libraries, librarians and library technicians fulfill the information demands of government, businesses, researchers, scholarly communities and the American public, the Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) has opened nominations for its national awards for federal librarianship for fiscal year 2016.The award winners will be honored for their contributions to federal library and information service at the ...
    • Date: 2016-12-02
  • December 1, 2016  (16-206)
    Symposium on Contemporary African Immigrants in the United States, Dec. 15 Contemporary African immigration and African communities in the United States will be the focus of a half-day symposium at the Library of Congress.“Contemporary African Immigrants in the United States” will be hosted by Toyin Falola, the John W. Kluge Center Chair in Countries and Cultures of the South at the Library of Congress.  The symposium will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. ...
    • Date: 2016-12-01

November 2016

  • November 29, 2016  (16-207)
    Library of Congress, Digital Public Library of America To Form New Collaboration The Library of Congress today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Digital Public Library of America to become a “content hub partner” and will ultimately share a significant portion of its rich digital resources with DPLA’s database of digital content records.The first batch of records will include 5,000 items from three major Library of Congress maps collections—the Revolutionary War (, Civil War ...
    • Date: 2016-11-29
  • November 23, 2016  (16-203)
    Book Talk Highlights James Madison's Pivotal Role in American Government Michael Signer will discuss and sign his new book, “Becoming Madison: The Extraordinary Origins of the Least Likely Founding Father” (Public Affairs, 2015) on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at noon in the Whittall Pavilion, located on the ground floor of the Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St., S.E., Washington, D.C. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress ...
    • Date: 2016-11-23
  • November 18, 2016  (16-205)
    Army Secretary Eric Fanning to Discuss Army of the Future Secretary of the U.S. Army, Eric Fanning, will participate in a unique interview on topics ranging from the importance of diversity, budget stability, and innovation at the Library of Congress on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, at 11 a.m.  The interview by the Library's deputy director of National and International Outreach, Colleen Shogan, will take place in the historic Members Room at the Library's Thomas ...
    • Date: 2016-11-18
  • November 18, 2016  (16-202)
    Packard Campus Theater Spotlights Pearl Harbor, Holiday Classics, Live Music The Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Virginia will mark the 75th anniversary of the Dec. 7 bombing of Pearl Harbor, the event that triggered the entry of the United States into World War II, with a series of films. Two of the films in the series include John Ford’s “They Were Expendable” and “From Here to Eternity,” which ...
    • Date: 2016-11-18
  • November 16, 2016  (16-204)
    Smokey Robinson Honored as the King of Song at Star-Studded Gershwin Prize Tribute The two-day celebration of Smokey Robinson’s 50-year career—and his selection as the 2016 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song—began in the nation’s capital with a touching trip down the keyboard of George Gershwin’s piano and ended with a rollicking concert.
    • Date: 2016-11-16
  • November 15, 2016  (16-201)
    Library Seeks Nominations for Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Poetry Prize The Library of Congress is accepting nominations from publishers for the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry. The 2016 prize will be awarded in winter 2017.
    • Date: 2016-11-15
  • November 15, 2016  (16-198)
    Italian Art of Papermaking Is Subject of New Library Publication Published by the Library of Congress in association with Oak Knoll Press, “Fabriano: City of Medieval and Renaissance Papermaking” by Sylvia Rodgers Albro describes the role that this Italian city played in the craft.
    • Date: 2016-11-15
  • November 14, 2016  (16-199)
    Miranda Warning is Subject of Human Rights Day Program Dec. 9 In celebration of Human Rights Day, the Law Library of Congress will host a discussion on the impact of the Miranda warning on human rights in Eastern Europe.
    • Date: 2016-11-14
  • November 10, 2016  (16-191)
    Veterans History Project Highlights Veteran Artists with New Web Feature The Veterans History Project (VHP) has launched “Art of War,” the latest installment in its online “Experiencing War” website series at
    • Date: 2016-11-10
  • November 4, 2016  (16-197)
    All-Day Series of Talks to Focus on Geographic Information Systems The Library of Congress will celebrate GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Day on Nov. 16 with an all-day series of talks on the use of GIS technology in the federal government, the private sector, academia and K-12 schools.
    • Date: 2016-11-04
  • November 4, 2016  (16-196)
    New Director Appointed to Lead Veterans History Project Karen D. Lloyd has been appointed director of the Veterans History Project (VHP), a program of the American Folklife Center. Lloyd has served as acting director since September 2016.
    • Date: 2016-11-04
  • November 3, 2016  (16-190)
    Library of Congress Announces Winner of 2016 Holland Prize A drawing, by a team of Puerto Rican students, of a 19th-century health institution in Puerto Rico, Lazaretto Isla de Cabras, is the 2016 Holland Prize winner, the Library of Congress and National Park Service announced today.
    • Date: 2016-11-03
  • November 2, 2016  (16-195)
    Swann Foundation Now Accepting Fellowship Applications The Caroline and Erwin Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon, administered by the Library of Congress, is accepting applications for its graduate fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year.
    • Date: 2016-11-02

October 2016

September 2016

  • September 30, 2016  (16-175)
    Books-into-Films Lectures Oct. 13 and Nov. 14 Two lectures this fall at the Library of Congress will focus on the adaptation of books into films.
    • Date: 2016-09-30
  • September 30, 2016  (16-168)
    Koussevitzky Foundation Announces Commission Winners The Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress has awarded commissions for new musical works to five composers. The commissions are granted jointly by the foundation and the organizations that will present performances of the newly composed works.
    • Date: 2016-09-30
  • September 29, 2016  (16-172)
    Edward Widmer Appointed Director of the John W. Kluge Center Historian, author, librarian and presidential speechwriter Edward L. (Ted) Widmer has been appointed director of the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress.
    • Date: 2016-09-29
  • September 26, 2016  (16-167)
    National Collegiate Book-Collecting Contest Winners Announced The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and the Library’s Rare Book and Special Collections Division, along with the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America, the Fellowship of American Bibliographic Societies and the Grolier Club have announced the winners.
    • Date: 2016-09-26
  • September 24, 2016  (16-174)
    16th Annual Library of Congress National Book Festival a Year of Firsts The 2016 Library of Congress National Book Festival was notable for several debuts – the first major public appearance of newly-sworn-in Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, and the festival debut of best-selling author Stephen King, who was recognized for his contributions to literacy.
    • Date: 2016-09-24
  • September 23, 2016  (16-169)
    October Lineup Spotlights Black Pioneer Filmmakers, Halloween Classics Three films included in “Pioneers of African-American Cinema” will be screened at the Library’s Packard Campus Theater in Culpeper, Virginia in October.
    • Date: 2016-09-23
  • September 23, 2016  (16-159)
    Library of Congress Literacy Award Winners Announced Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced the winners of the 2016 Library of Congress Literacy Awards today at the Library of Congress National Book Festival gala.
    • Date: 2016-09-23
  • September 21, 2016  (16-164)
    Afghan Officials Receive Digitized Cultural Treasures The Library of Congress has completed a three-year project, financed by Carnegie Corporation of New York, to digitize holdings of the Library of Congress relating to the culture and history of Afghanistan, for use by that nation’s cultural and educational institutions.
    • Date: 2016-09-21